Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Headline Awaited

Readers of the Indian Express in New Delhi seem to have got a collector's item on 15 May, an edition rushed into print with a placeholder banner headline across the front page:

If the paper had an editor with chutzpah (rather than one who reprints daily full-page excerpts from The Economist), he could have got away by pretending it was intentional, a philosophical statement on a world moving too fast.

Reminds me of Chou en-lai's response when Henry Kissinger asked what he thought would be the verdict of history on the French Revolution: "It's too soon to tell."


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